I’ve had the unfortunate experience of breaking the news to many eBay buyers that the card they spent multiple thousands of dollars on was a fake.
Thankfully eBay has strong buyer protection rules in place along with PayPal guarantees and options to dispute the transaction through your credit card company. Thus, many of the buyers I’ve spoken to have been able to recover their funds.
Still, I really hope that eBay can develop a program for sports cards, similar to what they have done with sneakers and watches.
Despite this, I decided that I should create a guide to help buyers protect themselves from the most unscrupulous of eBay sellers.
eBay does a good job of shutting down fake listings if enough people complain, but often times many fall through the cracks.
Note that eBay does require that any cards that have a questionable authenticity be listed as a reprint, yet buyers are still bidding up these cards thinking they’ve found a diamond in the rough.
This guide will help you avoid these mistakes and help you become a better-informed buyer when purchasing sports cards on eBay.Read More...